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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681433/prevalence-of-positive-direct-antiglobulin-test-and-clinical-outcomes-in-surinamese-newborns-from-d-negative-women
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Rens Zonneveld, Margriet Lamers, Henk Schonewille, Anneke Brand, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Wilco C W R Zijlmans
BACKGROUND: In low-resource countries, screening for D antibodies to detect pregnancies at risk for hemolytic disease of the newborn is not routine practice. Retrospective data showed that 5.5% of Surinamese newborns of D-negative women had a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT), indicating the presence of maternal antibodies against fetal antigens. Here, the frequency and clinical relevance of DAT positivity is evaluated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Between April 2015 and June 2016, an observational, multicenter cohort study was undertaken among Surinamese newborns born to D-negative women...
July 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670748/somanz-guidelines-for-the-investigation-and-management-sepsis-in-pregnancy
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Lucy Bowyer, Helen L Robinson, Helen Barrett, Timothy M Crozier, Michelle Giles, Irena Idel, Sandra Lowe, Karin Lust, Catherine A Marnoch, Mark R Morton, Joanne Said, Maggie Wong, Angela Makris
SOMANZ (Society of Obstetric Medicine Australia and New Zealand) has written a guideline to provide evidence-based guidance for the investigation and care of women with sepsis in pregnancy or the postpartum period. The guideline is evidence-based and incorporates recent changes in the definition of sepsis. The etiology, investigation and treatment of bacterial, viral and non-infective causes of sepsis are discussed. Obstetric considerations relevant to anaesthetic and intensive care treatment in sepsis are also addressed...
July 3, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658507/antibiotics-for-neonates-born-through-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid
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REVIEW
Lauren E Kelly, Sandesh Shivananda, Prashanth Murthy, Ravisha Srinivasjois, Prakeshkumar S Shah
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1 in 10 pregnancies is affected by meconium passage at delivery, which can result in meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). MAS can cause respiratory complications and, very rarely, death. Antibiotics have been prescribed for neonates exposed to meconium in amniotic fluid, with the intention of preventing infection due to potential bacterial contaminants. OBJECTIVES: We conducted this review to assess the efficacy and safety of antibiotics for:1...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595858/risk-of-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-among-pregnant-women
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Yasunori Suematsu, Yoshitsugu Obi, Akihiro Shimomura, Reza Fazl Alizadeh, Nosratola D Vaziri, Ninh T Nguyen, Michael J Stamos, Hirohito Ichii
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a critical complication after surgery. Although pregnancy is a known risk factor of VTE, available data on the risk of postoperative VTE are scarce. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database between 2006 and 2012, we matched 2,582 pregnant women to 103,640 nonpregnant women based on age, race, body mass index, and modified Rogers score. Pregnant women, compared with matched nonpregnant women, experienced higher incidence of VTE (0...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561253/obstetric-disorders-in-the-icu
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Daniela N Vasquez, Lauren Plante, María N Basualdo, Gustavo G Plotnikow
Pregnant and postpartum patients represent a challenge to critical care physicians, as two patients in one have to be cared for and because specific obstetric disorders, not universally covered in formal critical care training, need to be managed. Pregnancy also alters physiologic norms, so that the critical care physician may either fail to recognize a value as abnormal in pregnancy or mistakenly identify as abnormal a value within the normal range for a pregnant woman. In this article, we will review the most frequent obstetric causes of admission of pregnant/postpartum patients to the intensive care unit (hypertensive disease of pregnancy, obstetric hemorrhage, and obstetric sepsis) along with their diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation, and recommended treatment...
April 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558733/towards-a-consensus-definition-of-maternal-sepsis-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-expert-consultation
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Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a clear and actionable definition of maternal sepsis, in order to better assess the burden of this condition, trigger timely and effective treatment and allow comparisons across facilities and countries. The objective of this study was to review maternal sepsis definitions and identification criteria and to report on the results of an expert consultation to develop a new international definition of maternal sepsis. METHODS: All original and review articles and WHO documents, as well as clinical guidelines providing definitions and/or identification criteria of maternal sepsis were included...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553568/colorectal-cancer-presenting-with-constipation-during-pregnancy
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Adriana Jones, Michael R Povlow
Colorectal cancer is a rare occurrence during pregnancy and can present with symptoms that are common during pregnancy such as constipation.This can make the diagnosis of colorectal cancer during pregnancy difficult. Management of colorectal cancer during pregnancy is similar to the treatment of non-pregnant patients, but with fetal safety in mind. This case report describes a 33-year-old female gravida two para one (G2P1) at 29 weeks gestation who presented with a complete bowel obstruction. Colonoscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and later resection showed an obstructing malignancy which was then resected through an exploratory laparotomy with left hemicolectomy...
April 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551689/perinatal-mortality-and-morbidity-of-growth-restricted-fetuses-and-newborns-own-experience-first-report
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Katarzyna Pankiewicz, Tomasz Maciejewski
AIM: to evaluate the outcome of pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction with particular emphasis on the factors (fetal and maternal) related to perinatal mortality and morbidity of the fetus and newborn. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the documentation of 53 women admitted with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction based on ultrasound examination (fetal biometry and fetal vessel Doppler abnormalities). 38 (71.7%) patients were referred to our department with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction, whereas 15 (28...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536811/listeriosis-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Mitko Madjunkov, Shahnaz Chaudhry, Shinya Ito
PURPOSE: Listeriosis is a rare foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes. It can be transmitted by consuming contaminated ready-to-eat food, long shelf-life products, deli meats, and soft cheeses. Listeria has a predilection to affect immunocompromised patients, elderly people, pregnant women and neonates. In particular, pregnant women are at ~18 times greater risk of infection than general population due to specific pregnancy-related suppressed cell-mediated immunity and placental tropism of L...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439194/fetal-neonatal-hyperthyroidism-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approachment
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REVIEW
Selim Kurtoğlu, Ahmet Özdemir
Fetal and neonatal hyperthyroidism may occur in mothers with Graves' disease. Fetal thyrotoxicosis manifestation is observed with the transition of TSH receptor stimulating antibodies to the fetus from the 17th-20th weeks of pregnancy and with the fetal TSH receptors becoming responsive after 20 weeks. The diagnosis is confirmed by fetal tachycardia, goiter and bone age advancement in pregnancy and maternal treatment is conducted in accordance. The probability of neonatal hyperthyroidism is high in the babies of mothers that have ongoing antithyroid requirement and higher antibody levels in the last months of pregnancy...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398913/sepsis-in-obstetrics-treatment-prognosis-and-prevention
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Sheryl E Parfitt, Mary L Bogat, Cheryl Roth
Sepsis during pregnancy is one of the five leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Early recognition and prompt treatment of maternal sepsis is necessary to improve patient outcomes. Patient education on practices that reduce infections may be helpful in decreasing rates of sepsis. Education of nurses about early signs and symptoms of sepsis in pregnancy and use of obstetric-specific tools can assist in timely identification and better outcomes. Although the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) criteria for diagnosis of sepsis in the general population are not pertinent for obstetric patients, their treatment bundles (guidelines) are applicable and can be used to guide care of obstetric patients who develop sepsis...
July 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383376/successful-continuation-of-pregnancy-after-treatment-of-group-a-streptococci-sepsis
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Ali Alhousseini, Mia E Layne, Bernard Gonik, David Bryant, Sanjay Patwardhan, Manasi Patwardhan
BACKGROUND: Invasive group A streptococci infections in pregnancy have historically led to severe maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. We are reporting a rare and novel case of successful treatment of third-trimester group A streptococci infection with early, aggressive intervention and maintenance of the pregnancy to term. CASE: A 35 year old woman initially presented with fever, flu-like symptoms, and preterm contractions at 34 weeks of gestation. She demonstrated signs of early stages of septic shock, ultimately attributed to group A streptococci bacteremia...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352008/spectrum-of-renal-injury-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-experience-from-a-single-center-in-india
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Mahesh Eswarappa, Madhyastha Rakesh, Puri Sonika, K Snigdha, M Midhun, K Kaushik, Gurudev Konana Chennabasappa, Bande Sujeeth
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a known complication of late pregnancy and is an important cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Data on clinical profile, especially renal profile of preeclampsia and eclampsia in Indian women are lacking. The aim of our study was to examine the renal profile and clinical outcomes of patients diagnosed with PIH in our institution with a focus on the spectrum of acute kidney injury (AKI). In this prospective, observational study, 347 patients with a diagnosis of preeclampsia-eclampsia, who were undergoing treatment at the M...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347852/first-report-of-human-parechovirus-type-3-infection-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Makiko Shinomoto, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Takuya Sugahara, Keiko Nakata, Tomoya Kotani, Hidetaka Yoshitake, Kento Yuasa, Masashi Saeki, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Human parechovirus type 3 (HPeV3) can cause serious conditions in neonates, such as sepsis and encephalitis, but data for adults are lacking. The case of a pregnant woman with HPeV3 infection is reported herein. A 28-year-old woman at 36 weeks of pregnancy was admitted because of myalgia and muscle weakness. Her grip strength was 6.0kg for her right hand and 2.5kg for her left hand. The patient's symptoms, probably due to fasciitis and not myositis, improved gradually with conservative treatment, however labor pains with genital bleeding developed unexpectedly 3 days after admission...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301336/sepsis-in-obstetrics-clinical-features-and-early-warning-tools
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Sheryl E Parfitt, Mary L Bogat, Sandra L Hering, Charlotte Ottley, Cheryl Roth
Morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis has gained widespread attention on a local, state, and national level, yet, it remains a complicated disorder that can be difficult to identify in a timely manner. Sepsis in obstetric patients further complicates the diagnosis as alterations in physiology related to pregnancy can mask sepsis indicators normally seen in the general population. If early signs of sepsis go unrecognized, septic shock can develop, leading to organ dysfunction and potential death. Maternal early warning tools have been designed to assist clinicians in recognizing early indications of illness...
July 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300896/lucio-s-phenomenon-exuberant-case-report-and-review-of-brazilian-cases
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Rafael Henrique Rocha, Paulo Sergio Emerich, Lucia Martins Diniz, Marcela Bahia Barretto de Oliveira, Aline Neves Freitas Cabral, Ana Cristina Vervloet do Amaral
Lucio's phenomenon is an uncommon reaction characterized by severe necrotizing cutaneous lesions that occurs in patients with Lucio's leprosy and lepromatous leprosy. It is considered by some authors as a variant of type 2 or 3 reaction. Death can occur because of blood dyscrasia or sepsis. Precipitating factors include infections, drugs and pregnancy. We report a 31-year-old female patient exhibiting both clinical and histopathological features of lepromatous leprosy and Lucio's phenomenon presenting favorable response to treatment...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275973/normal-neurological-development-during-infancy-despite-massive-hyperammonemia-in-early-treated-nags-deficiency
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Hallvard Reigstad, Berit Woldseth, Johannes Häberle
A girl born at term was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit because of mild respiratory distress after a complicated delivery. She recovered, but was readmitted at 58 h of life with mild respiratory distress and increased muscle tone. Neonatal abstinence syndrome because of maternal use of lithium, clomipramine, and quetiapine during pregnancy was suspected, but at 115 h of life she became unresponsive, and an immediate work-up for coma was initiated. An ammonia of 2,235 μmol/l was found, and treatment with sodium benzoate, sodium phenylacetate, arginine, glucose, and N-carbamylglutamate (NCG, Carbaglu(®)) was started...
March 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216060/incidence-of-fever-in-labor-and-risk-of-neonatal-sepsis
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Craig V Towers, Angela Yates, Nikki Zite, Casey Smith, Lindsey Chernicky, Bobby Howard
BACKGROUND: The current recommendation regarding the management of a term newborn delivered of a mother with an intrapartum fever or a diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis is that the neonate should have baseline laboratory work drawn along with blood cultures and be universally treated with antibiotics until culture results return. These guidelines report that the rate of intrapartum fever is about 3%; however, a few large studies suggest that the rate is higher at about 7%. OBJECTIVE: We sought to prospectively evaluate the rate of fever during labor in a large number of deliveries and determine the rate of early-onset neonatal sepsis in newborns delivered from mothers with an intrapartum fever compared with newborns delivered from mothers without intrapartum fever...
June 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209998/cervical-pessary-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-a-meta-analysis
#19
Xin-Hang Jin, Dan Li, Li-Li Huang
To investigate the efficacy of cervical pessary placement in preventing preterm birth and perinatal morbidity and mortality in asymptomatic women with a singleton pregnancy and a short cervix, we searched literature in relevant databases. The meta-analysis of the 3 included trials (1412 women) showed cervical pessary placement did not reduce the risk of spontaneous preterm birth <34 weeks in these women (risk ratio (RR), 0.71; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.21-2.43, P = 0.59; I(2) = 90%). The sensitivity analyses by excluding one trial at one time showed the same results...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179384/a-complicated-multisystem-flare-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-during-pregnancy
#20
Philip Webster, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Liz Lightstone
We report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a young woman who became pregnant amid a severe flare. She continued to have active disease in the face of aggressive treatments complicated by several side effects of immunosuppressive drugs including recurrent sepsis and gestational diabetes. Her fetus was at risk for congenital heart block during the second and third trimesters. Despite an extremely guarded prognosis, she delivered a healthy baby girl. This case highlights the complexities of SLE management during pregnancy...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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